Will Illinois Be Decisive? Today is the Illinois GOP primary, where 54 delegates will be awarded proportionally. Romney outspent Santorum by 7 to 1 on TV and radio and is expected to beat Santorum. Live updates here.
2012 Might Be Over Before It Begins – With the economy improving quickly, Romney is changing his message. “I believe the economy's coming back,” he said recently. After a bruising primary and Obama’s poll numbers reflecting an improving economy, Romney’s appeal decreases by the day.
Top Stories – Examining the Trayvon Martin Killing (Open Mic) – Trayvon Martin was killed by a civilian neighborhood captain on Feb-26 walking down the street near his father’s home. The killer has since been released from custody and last night, the DOJ and FBI announced they were investigating the situation.
What 'Hunger Games' Teaches Us About American Politics (Danny Keener) – The “Gamemakers” have all of the power, similar to today’s Super PAC backers, and manipulate the political figures of each district to do their bidding.
5 Ways To Save the World Without Quitting Your Day Job (Jack Fischl) – It is possible to do something more than just donate money and something less than commit professionally to charity work.
What We’re Reading – Ryan proposes new budget (WaPo); What to do about inequality (Boston Review); Why I left Goldman Sachs part 2 (Jacki Zehner).